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It’s Kristine Davidson here today to share a layout with you. I was fortune to be able to create using the newly released Holiday collection called “Country Christmas”. I know it’s September but it is time to start thinking about those Holiday photos and December Albums. This collection is filled with so many gorgeous Bits & Pieces and I used a few to create clusters on my layout. Let’s take a look !

To start my layout I used a piece of paper from the Basics Kit that matches this collection. It is perfect for background papers and allows me to add so many other pattern papers to my page and not have a standard white piece of cardstock.

I added a 1”x12” piece of red & white polka dotted paper to the top and bottom of my page to give some highlights to my layout. I added a larger piece of plaid paper 5x12  to the top and a 1/2” x 12” strip to the bottom.
The green paper was placed at the bottom of the plaid paper to tie up the layout. I added sewing for texture to the paper strips.

The Bits  & Pieces for this collection are plenty. I created a cluster of stickers and diecuts on the left of my photo, added another cluster to the bottom of the layout using a border from the Combo Sticker sheet. So many options with these diecuts, it’s unlimited what you can create with them.

I added a title for may layout which is a sticker with the word BELIEVE. I added some dimensional adhesive to the back of the sticker to give it some height on the page.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and could find some inspiration in creating your own layout using the Country Christmas collection.

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Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson with you today. I am sharing a layout I created using the Fall Farmhouse Collection.  Fall is a wonderful time of year on the east coast of Canada. It's actually one of my favorite seasons. I love the colors in this collection because they remind me of those crisp fall days and leaves changing colors. 

The photo I am using on this layout is of my parents with their grandchildren. They always enjoy time with them. They laugh a lot and my mom usually cooks turkey dinner and some sort of dessert. It's a great picture of them with the kids and I wanted to do a layout about being thankful for those moments. 

I created my layout using the wood background. I added 4 strips of assorted pattered papers measuring approx 1-2" high by 11.5" wide. I used a picture that measures 4x5" and backed it with a piece of white cardstock and then framed it with a piece of yellow paper from the Basics kit. 

Once my background is complete and the papers are glued, It's time to decorate. I added flower clusters around the layout using the Bits & Pieces from the collection. I used mostly flowers, hearts and some words to decorate my layout. I actually didn't use any pumpkins or fall foliage because the photo didn't require any of them. I then added a title " Thankful ", and some journal strips to finish my page. 

I hope you enjoy creating with this gorgeous Fall Collection. Please share your creations with us on Social Media @SimpleStories_ and you can visit me as well @KristineDavidson. 

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Hello Friends!

It's Kristine here today and I'm sharing a Halloween Layout I created using the Happy Haunting Collection. This collection contains some great Halloween colors such as black and orange but throw in a little pink and you have a collection that can be used for summer, fall or Halloween layouts. I chose to create a Halloween page. I used a photo of my cousin's painted face for her last Halloween party. 

I wanted to add some color on this page and kept it to the orange, black and white colors. I tried not to add pink because I'll keep those elements for another page. 

 I started created my layout using a piece of black cardstock. White was also a good option but I wanted more black on my page. I cut a piece of paper 10x10" to fit and then added some orange for color on the top and bottom.  I created some star shapes and added those on my layout using a multitude of colored papers. 

I wanted to used multi photos on this page but I only had 1 picture to work with. I printed a 4x6 and then decided why not use the same picture but smaller. I added some dimensional adhesive on the back to add dimension to those photos. 

Adding lots of chipboard pieces as well as Bits & Pieces just completes my page. I really can't go without decorating or adding clusters to my page. The little scary cat, the RIP tombstone and some bats in the mix just add lots of texture and dimension as well to my page.

I finished off my page by adding Happy Halloween with the chipboard pieces from this collection. It fits perfectly on the top right of my layout. 

To add more details I added some enamel dots and voila! EEK!! Grab this Spooky collection from your local scrapbook store and enjoy! Visit us on Social Media @SimpleStories_ and @KristineDavidson

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